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Chichester Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts series: The English Piano Trio

Tue 18 Jan 2022 1:10pm

Chichester Cathedral

Booking Details: Admission is free with a retiring collection. Please book your place in advance through Ticketsource.

For further details see the Chichester Cathedral music events website.

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Jane Faulkner, violin
Pal Banda, cello
Timothy Ravenscroft, piano


J Haydn – Trio in E flat minor, Hob.XV: 31
L van Beethoven – Trio in E flat, Op. 70, No. 2

A firmly established ensemble, the English Piano Trio has performed regularly on London and European concert platforms. The players are well-known exponents of the classical repertoire, and have presented complete Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven programmes at London’s South Bank.

The Trio enjoys performing works from the 20th and 21st centuries, and has been involved with the commissioning and recording of this repertoire. Their CD (Naxos) of music by Sir Malcolm Arnold was part of a Gramophone Award winning series. For their 20th anniversary season they commissioned works by David Matthews, Cecilia McDowall and Joseph Phibbs. The Trio also researches music by lesser-known composers, and their recording (Dutton Epoch), subsequent publishing and performance at the South Bank of music by the English composer Francis E Bache (1833–1858) gained them critical acclaim. To coincide with the publishing by Schott Music of a trio by the German composer Johanna Senfter (1879-1961), the English Piano Trio gave the Senfter premiere performance in Mainz, Germany. In January 2014, at the invitation of the Gurney Trust, the Trio gave premiere performances of the two piano trios of Ivor Gurney at Bristol University.

The Trio is also well known for collaborating with other performers, both musicians and actors, bringing theatre and live music together. These music dramas have been performed in venues throughout Britain. For two music festivals they presented ‘On the Danube’, a musical trip down the great river, with Timothy West, CBE narrator. At the Usher Hall, Edinburgh, a programme of the music of Shostakovich was coupled with verse by the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova.

For the last three seasons, the Trio has presented a series of recitals at The Lantern, Colston Hall, Bristol, in collaboration with visiting international orchestras.

Chichester Cathedral’s popular lunchtime concerts take place on Tuesdays at 1.10pm during term time, in the spectacular setting of the Cathedral Nave. They are free and last approximately 50 minutes. You are welcome to come and go as you please. Coffee is available at no extra charge, and some visitors event bring a sandwich! There is a retiring collection.

Please book your place in advance through Ticketsource – see link above.

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